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Earth Science/Broadcast Meteorology
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It looks like the coldest air weve had in 20 years, Fosbrink said.
In 1994, State College saw a historic 18 degrees below zero, according to NWS data compiled since 1900.
In only a few years since 1994 did the area see temperatures below zero, and none under negative 5.
Basically, were seeing a polar vortex that has been dropping in across Canada, and its pulling down with the arctic chill from way up north, Fosbrink said.
It looks like it will be short-lived, only about 48 hours.
The cold air comes from a system thats put the entire midsection of the country into a deep-freeze, with temperatures plummeting into the negative 30s in Fargo, N.D., and windchill warnings reaching from Montana to Alabama.
This is pretty fast-moving, Fosbrink said.
The lingering effects of this week's storm remain however.
All winter storm warnings expired Thursday morning, but wind advisories remain in effect for Blair, Bedford, Cambria, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties.
Fosbrink said gusts could reach 45 mph, blowing snow over roadways.
Counties south of Interstate 80 may see some ice in addition to snow, Fosbrink said.
Snow accumulations could range from 3 to 8 inches.
Ice could accumulate up to a quarter inch.
Meanwhile, Fosbrink said counties north of I-80 will see mostly a snow event, with 8-12 inches possible in the northern mountains.